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Your Employee Has Migraines and Cannot Work. But Is She Disabled?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of a disability. Does an employee's migraine constitute "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities"?more

FMCSA Issues Final Rule Revising Truck Driver Hours of Service Regulations

A day after the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued final flight duty and rest requirements for commercial passenger airline pilots, the DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on December 22 released a final rule establishing new hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial truck drivers.more

FUTA Tax Bill Spikes for Employers in 20 States

Beginning Jan. 31, employers in 20 states (plus the Virgin Islands) must deposit higher-than-usual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) taxes with their Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) tax return.more

401(k) Lawsuit Ends With $13.5 Million Settlement

Size does not matter when it comes to companies performing their due diligence for fiduciary responsibilities. A suit brought against Wal-Mart (along with Merrill Lynch) claims the world's largest employer breached the fiduciary duty it had to two million past and present participants in its 401(k) program.more

Illinois Supreme Court Expands Scope of Covenants Not To Compete

The Supreme Court of Illinois recently issued its opinion addressing and clarifying several issues relating to the enforceability of noncompetition agreements in Illinois. This sets forth a standard that may result in employers facing a lighter burden to enforce such agreements against former employees.more

Wary of EEOC's Success

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) recent report highlighting record monetary rewards and efficiency may be good for the agency — but for employers, it is just another reminder that they are being hit hard with ever-more in-depth demands for information about potential bias.more

Three Tips to Guide a Social-Media Check on Your Potential New Hire

A recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey revealed that only 18% of companies have used social media to screen job candidates. Two-thirds of the respondents cite legal risks or concerns for why they do not use social media. We have included some suggestions for safely running a social-media background check.more

When to Call the Feds for Trade Secret Theft

A couple of recent high-profile cases have some employers wondering what criminal law can help them do to protect their own trade secrets and when they should involve police or federal authorities instead of merely filing a civil suit.more

The High Cost of Dismissing Weak Claims

From an employee's perspective, successful sexual harrassment claims are more difficult to establish than one might think. On the other hand, once a claim is established, getting rid of even the most baseless claim is much more difficult and costly than one might think.more

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